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Editor/Writer: Jill Smolinski
Art Director: Harlan West

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Metro Rideshare
One Gateway Plaza
MS 99-19-06
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952
Business: 213.922.2811

OCTA Share the Ride Programs
550 S. Main St.,
Orange, CA 92868
Mailing address:
PO Box 14184
Orange, CA 92863
Business: 714.560.5329

Ventura County
Transportation Commission

950 County Square Dr., Ste. 207
Ventura, CA 93003
Business: 805.642.1591, ext. 119

Inland Empire
Commuter Services

7355 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
Business: 1.866.IECS4HELP (1.866.432.7443)

Commuter Information




May is Clean Air Month, sponsored by American Lung Association, 1.800.LUNGUSA,

May is also National Employee Health and Fitness Month, a chance to extol the benefits of biking/walking to work,


National Train Day celebration at Union Station is May 3 and will ring in the station’s 75th year with train tours, model train displays, kid-friendly activities, a guided bike ride, music and local restaurant discounts,

National train day

Bike to Work Day in Southern California is May 15, part of Bike Month and Bike Week May 12-18.

Rideshare Diamond Awards, which honor outstanding rideshare programs in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, will be held May 29 at the historic Union Station. Deadline to submit a nomination is May 5.

World Environment Day, a United Nations-sponsored day to raise awareness of environmental issues worldwide, is June 5,

Inland Empire Commuter Services marketing certificate workshop will be June 17, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Ontario Doubletree Hotel. For more information or to RSVP, call 1.866.IECS4HELP.

Dump the Pump Day is June 19; get free marketing materials at; for events in Orange County, visit


Glendale TMA meets regularly; call 818.543.7641.

Inland Empire Commuter Services offers bi-annual meetings for ETCs in the Inland Empire ; call 1.866.IECS4HELP.

Orange County Network meets regularly; email

Pasadena TMA meets every other month; call John Miranda at 818.354.7433.

Santa Monica ETC Network meets regularly; call 310.458.8956.

South Bay/Westside TMA meets monthly; contact Christina Corrales at 310.642.0066, email

Torrance Transportation Network meets regularly; call Kim Fuentes at 310.784.7902.

Warner Center TMO meets monthly; call 818.716.5520.

Metro Rideshare upcoming briefings—where Los Angeles area employers can learn about the transportation survey process and services Metro has to offer—are May 21, 9:30–11:30 a.m. and June 18, 1-3 p.m. at Metro offices in downtown Los Angeles. To reserve your space, email For the full 2014 briefing schedule, click here.

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
offers one-day ETC training for $163.97. Upcoming sessions are May 7 in Colton, May 21 and June 26 at AQMD offices in Diamond Bar and June 11 at LAX. Contact the AQMD's training program at or visit